Susan Weber Soros, the ex-wife of George Soros — who’s worth an estimated $20 billion and is currently number 19 on Forbes’ 400 richest Americans list — has just purchased a waterfront estate on Shelter Island, Gimme Shelter has learned.
Weber Soros bought the 4,358 square foot traditional home, on 1.37 acres, for close to its $5.95 million asking price. Built in 2005, the beach manse has five bedrooms and 5½ baths. There is no pool, but there is room for Weber Soros to build one. The property, in Dering Harbor, also comes with a deep water dock. The home has panoramic water views from the living room, which has double height ceilings and a fireplace. There’s also a chef’s kitchen, and a “Hollywood style serpentine staircase that wraps around the fireplace,” according to the listing. A “hand cut river stone” path leads to the bulkheaded sandy beach and deep water dock. There’s also a generator and cistern for irrigation.
Last year, Weber Soros put her 6,000 square foot pad at the Majestic, on Central Park West, on the market for $50 million — and then chopped it to $39 million — which doesn’t appear to be on the market any more, and she also bought a $22 million 1869 townhouse on E. 70th St. Listing broker Penelope Moore of Saunders & Associates declined to comment.
We hear . . .
That a new record was set in Bedford-Stuyvesant: a condo sold for $1.25 million at 105 Lexington Ave. above its $1.19 million asking price. That’s the same building where the last record was sealed for a million dollar condo, as we reported back in July. Both units were sold by broker Alex Maroni, of Douglas Elliman. The new record-breaking unit is a three bedroom, two bath penthouse duplex loft with 1,648 square feet and a private 657 square foot roof deck. There’s also 13 foot ceilings and a chef’s kitchen. Building amenities include a bike room, gym, roof deck and private storage.